Conserve Your Lands
In considering your land's future, you face a decision that carries privilege and responsibility. The continuing beauty of Maine’s Islands depends on the choices private landowners of this generation make.
Protection of Land
Conservation easements preserve and protect open lands, scenic vistas, wildlife habitats, watersheds and recreational opportunities. In addition, conserved land is good for the local economy and neighboring land owners.
Conservation easements protect cherished property forever. They provide income tax benefits, and they can insure that land will pass to the next generation without tax burden.
Easements are Flexible
A conservation easement can be tailored to the needs and circumstances of the individual landowner. One can design an easement with limited future construction, limited or no public access, or access only by trails. One can also specify the land uses, forever wild, farmland, recreation or fishing industry use.
OCT will assume the long term monitoring and enforcing of easements. We are dedicated to those who have decided to protect their land in perpetuity.
“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.” John Muir